Sexual assault suit against Furlong dropped
A woman who filed a lawsuit alleging former Olympic CEO John Furlong sexually abused her while he was a teacher in Burns Lake, B.C., has dropped the court action.
Beverly Abraham’s lawsuit against Furlong was dismissed in B.C. Supreme Court on Friday with no costs to either party, after she asked the court to allow her to withdraw the suit. Abraham says three of her family members have died recently, and she couldn’t handle the stress of the lawsuit on top of her grief.
A statement from Furlong’s lawyer said he has always maintained the allegations from Abraham and two other accusers are false.